Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince has launched a scathing attack on the club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ince who won two Premier League titles and 10 trophies in total during his time in Manchester insists Solskjaer must get over Alex Ferguson if he is to succeed at the club.
“Ole needs to get over Sir Alex Ferguson, he’s the Man Utd manager now. We’ve tried this nice approach, the stuff about Ole giving the tea lady chocolates and trying to do what Sir Alex Ferguson has done,” Ince wrote for Paddy Power.
“That’s in the past now, we need to move forward from that. All of this ‘Ole legend’ stuff, yeah, he scored the winner in the 1999 Champions League final, we get that. But he’s not a legend-he’s the manager of Manchester United.
“Regurgitating how he’s going to do it ‘the Fergie Way’ is pointless. It’s doing my head in and I know others feel the same. Ferguson isn’t the gaffer anymore-simple.
“No doubt he would help if Ole was in trouble, but I’m sick and tired of it, he’s the manager, he has to forget about the past and realise Ferguson isn’t the manager anymore, he is.”
Solskjaer was permanently appointed manager last month following an impressive interim spell following Jose Mourinho’s December sacking but seven defeats in nine games have raised doubts about his abilities.